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Letters of Mr. Alexander Pope, and Several of His Friends Alexander Pope

Letters of Mr. Alexander Pope, and Several of His Friends

Alexander Pope

Published February 3rd 2012
ISBN : 9780217301404
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172 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1737. Excerpt: ... den- but in English it bears theMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1737. Excerpt: ... den- but in English it bears the signification and conveys the idea of Eden, which alone is (I think) a reason against making Ovid use it- who will be thought to talk too like a christian in your version at least, whatever it might have been in Latin or Greek. As for all the rest of my remarks, since you do not laugh at them as at this, I can be so civil as not to lay any stress upon em (as I think I told you before) and in particular in the point of Trees enjoying, you have I must own, fully satisfyd me that the expression is not only defensible, but beautiful. I shall be very glad to fee your translation of the Elegy ad Amkam navigantem, as soon as you can- for (without a compliment to you) every thing you write either in verse or profe, is welcome to me- and you may be confident, (if my opinion can be of any fort of consequence in any thing) that I will never be unsincere, tho I may be often mistaken. To use sincerity with you is but paying you in your own coin, from whom I have experienced so much of it- and I need not tell you how much I really esteem you, when I esteem nothing in the world so much as that quality. I know you sometimes say civil things to me in your epistolary style, but thofe I am to make allowance for, as particularly when you talk of Admiring- tis a word you are so usd to in the conversation of Ladies, that it will creep into your discourse in spite of you evn to your friends. But as women when they think themselves secure of admiration, commit a thousand negligences, which show them so much at disadvantage and off their guard, as to lose the little real love they had before: So, when men imagine others entertain some esteem for their abilities, they often expose all their imperfections and foolish works, to the disparagement...